|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton:
mind would have first propounded.
Mary's previous conjecture had been right, then. Boyne must have
gone to the gardens to meet her, and since she had missed him, it
was clear that he had taken the shorter way by the south door,
instead of going round to the court. She crossed the hall to the
glass portal opening directly on the yew garden, but the parlor-
maid, after another moment of inner conflict, decided to bring
out recklessly, "Please, Madam, Mr. Boyne didn't go that way."
Mary turned back. "Where DID he go? And when?"
"He went out of the front door, up the drive, Madam." It was a
matter of principle with Trimmle never to answer more than one
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Confessio Amantis by John Gower:
As thogh Crist myhte noght availe 270
To don hem riht be other weie.
In to the swerd the cherche keie
Is torned, and the holy bede
Into cursinge, and every stede
Which scholde stonde upon the feith
And to this cause an Ere leyth,
Astoned is of the querele.
That scholde be the worldes hele
Is now, men sein, the pestilence
Which hath exiled pacience 280
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther:
dwell among scorpions. What opposition can you alone make to
these monstrous evils? Take to yourself three or four of the most
learned and best of the cardinals. What are these among so many?
You would all perish by poison before you could undertake to
decide on a remedy. It is all over with the Court of Rome; the
wrath of God has come upon her to the uttermost. She hates
councils; she dreads to be reformed; she cannot restrain the
madness of her impiety; she fills up the sentence passed on her
mother, of whom it is said, "We would have healed Babylon, but
she is not healed; let us forsake her." It had been your duty and
that of your cardinals to apply a remedy to these evils, but this